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Friday, December 16, 2011
White House handling of drone should raise questions
According to Iranian engineers, the American bat-wing RQ-170 Sentinel drone was captured by Iran through hacking its GPS system and landing it safely intact. Just how significant this event is will be played out as Iran ups the ante in its nuclear, technological, and military advances and as it ramps up its political rhetoric against Israel and the US. But there is a question that should be asked by the mainstream media, and it should be asked in the context of the US involvement in radicalizing Arab states surrounding Israel. Why didn't the man who occupies the Oval Office insist this drone be destroyed before the Iranians could dissect it?
He told reporters, "We have asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond." DEBKAfile reports that the drone had a self destruct mechanism, but it was never used. The president, according to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, weighed options to recover or destroy the drone, but was "concerned such a mission could be considered an act of war." This is all pretty weak considering what is at stake with Israel, Iran and the Middle East. Unless, of course, this White House wanted Iran to have the drone and all of its high tech spy technology. That would explain the drone being essentially handed over to Iran.
DEBKAfile asks in its special report: "The enigmas surrounding its capture continue to pile up. How did Iran know the drone had entered its airspace? How was it caused to land? Most of all, why did the craft's self-destruct mechanism which is programmed to activate automatically fail to work? And if it malfunctioned, why was it not activated by remote control?" DEBKAfile reports that the decision to not recover or destroy the drone was not missed by Israeli security officials, who have a lot at stake. Israel's perception is that the decision was "symptomatic of a wider decision to call off the covert war America has been conducting for some months against Iran's drive for a nuclear bomb." The State Department denies this.
DEBKAfile reported that a senior Israeli security official summed it up: "...when it comes to Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration and Israel have different objectives. On this issue, each country needs to go its own way." Given the support for radicalizing the Middle East, the US partnership with the terrorist sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood, and this weak response to protecting a top secret spy plane, one has to wonder what side this president is on. It's a legitimate question no matter what your politics. Ephesians 5: 6,7 says, "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be ye not therefore partakers with them." Ask the questions, act accordingly.
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